Sports Glory- During our games we make it a priority to answer questions from our fans via our Twitter feed as a means to create conversation and drive engagement with our fan base.
Unfortunately, in the midst of answering questions during the second intermission, one of those replies was insensitive and inappropriate. We recognize this and apologize for our reply. We have removed the comment and have taken action to make sure this does not happen moving forward.
Oh for shame, Los Angeles. Turning a socially taboo subject, such as suicide, into a mere joke. Everyone knows the funniest things are those that are based on neutral things that don't evoke an emotional reaction. Perhaps that is why this joke was so unfunny. Well, either that or it just involved no sense of wit whatsoever. Either way.
Quick question; What is more morally reprehensible, the unquestionably selfish act of suicide, or trying to get a laugh at it's expense? I mean, who hasn't said "I would rather kill myself" at some point in their life? I am pretty sure my response to every single homework assignment in grade school was "kill me now". I wouldn't even consider this a suicide joke as much as a response that has been ingrained into our everyday life. Plus, who is offended by this response? Certainly not victims of suicide. Maybe those that have been affected by it at some point in their lives? If you are still that distraught over the mere presence of the word, perhaps you shouldn't be scouring Twitter looking for it's every mention. More mourning, less social media.
Maybe, just maybe, the LA Kings twitter account was giving an honest answer. Did we ever think of that? Being stranded on an island sucks. Think 'Cast Away', not 'Gilligan's Island'. That's a more accurate depiction of what we are discussing here, and that movie was depressing as shit. If I had to live on a deserted island I would probably last a week without a home cooked meal and a clean pair of drawers before I submerged my head in the water and slept with the fishes. Can only imagine that process being exacerbated by the presence of a Rangers fan. I'll take suicide all day over a verbal account of Stefan Matteau's goal in 1994. Rather bust my skull open on a coconut than listen to a Flyers fan tell me this is their year…again. Yeah, on the surface suicide isn't funny, but neither is being banished to an island with a person that consistently brags about attendance.